Qualifications of candidacy for an examination
|University||■ completion of 12 years of formal school education.
■ has taken or will take the Exam for Japanese University Admission for International Students (Not all universities).
※ “Japanese” and “Japan and the world” are required at most universities’ humanities courses.
※ At public universities and some private universities, TOEFL score is necessary.
|A vocational school||■ completion of 12 years of formal school education.
■ has taken or will take the Exam for Japanese University Admission for International Students (Not all schools).
※ If you score more than 200points on the Exam for Japanese University Admission for International Students or pass Level 2 or higher on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test , an entrance examination is often exempted.
|Master||■ bachelor’s degree.|
|A researcher||■ bachelor’s degree.
■ approval of application from the professors.
About application documents
Although it differs between each university, at the earliest the distribution of “Admissions Information” begins in July at the earliest. At Meros, usually teachers ask universities for the lists. There are two types of documents that must be submitted. One is prepared in Japan and the other one in your country.
Documents which should be made in your country :
A Graduation Certificate,A School Transcript, A Letter of Recommendation, etc. of your alma mater
The student who has graduated from university basically needs documents from both their high school and university. The academic transcription is required each school year. If the documents are written in a language other than Japanese, a translation may need to be submitted with the original.
Documents which should be made in Japan :
A certification of attendance and school transcript of the language school, A transcript of medical checkup, an essay of the reasons you desire to enter, A letter of recommendation ,etc .
It will take about one week to make the documents for language school. Documents are valid for only 3 months. Teachers in charge of going on to school and the homeroom teachers check the application essay and give students advice to make it better.
※Submitting the score of an English achievement test such as TOFEL and TOEIC is needed at most national and public universities and a part of prestigious universities.
Exam for Japanese University Admission for International Students
(Subjects of the Exam for Japanese University Admission for International Students)
Liberal Arts・・・・Japanese (400 points), Japan and the world (200 points), Mathematics 1 (200 points)
Physical science・・・・Japanese (400 points), Science (200 points), Mathematics course 2 (200 points)
※The Exam of Japanese consists of listening, reading, listening with reading (400 points in total), and writing (50 points).
※ On the exam of science, you can choose 2 subjects from physics, chemistry and biology.
＜The details of the Exam for Japanese University Admission＞
※We always advise students to take the examination of “Japan and the world” (for a liberal arts faculty) or science (for a physical science faculty) if they hope to enter a school of higher grade. It is because the conditions of applying differ with universities. In addition, it is necessary for the students who aim a faculty of liberal arts, humanities of private universities of the higher rank or national/public universities to take the exam of mathematics. Most universities require more than 200 score of a Japanese exam and some universities set the minimum score of “Japan and the world”. Moreover, as the minimum score, some national / public universities require more than 250 score of the total of mathematics and “Japan and the world”
|Examples of the universities that require the minimum score of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students(2012)|
|YOKOHAMA National University||＜Education and human Sciences＞
Japanese over 280,writing over 35,
over average except of Japanese subject
＜Ecoｎomics /Business Administration＞
|Tokyo Institute of Technology||Japanese(included writing) over 260, mathematics + science over 280|
It is possible to choose the better result of the examination if the students have taken the exam twice a year. Some universities that hold an entrance examination before November required the results of the exam on June (or November in the last year). ex. Rikkyo University,Some universities consider only based on the results of the Examination for Japanese University Admission but most of universities set their original entrance examinations and interview tests.
|Examples of the universities that require taking their original examinations addition to the Examination for Japanese University Admission (2012)|
|SOPHIA University Economics||essay, mathematics, interview|
|Tokyo University of Foreign Studies||Foreign Language, Japanese, Japanese history(after EDO era)|
|Saitama Universityv Economics||Essay, interview|
There isn’t an English test on the Examination for Japanese University Admission but some universities require taking their original English exam or TOEFL, TOEIC.
|Examples of universities that uses TOEFL (2012）|
|Meiji university The School of Political Science and Economics||Over TOEFL437(iBT42),Over TOEIC 405|
|Faculty of Letters,Faculty of Economics,
Faculty of Business and Commerce,
Faculty of Science and Technology,
|Tokyo university||Take TOEFL|